Exploring Fens & Kettle Holes
Date(s) - April 24, 2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Northwest Iowa has some of the most interesting glacial landscape in the
state. The first of two tours hosted by the O’Brien County Conservation
Board will focus on fens and kettleholes. “Exploring Fens and Kettles” will
be a guided opportunity to visit the Silver Lake Fen, near Lake Park, and
the Freda Hafner Kettlehole, near Wahpeton.
Meet the naturalist at the Prairie Heritage Center on Sunday, April 24 at
1:00 p.m. Participants will be asked to carpool to the Lake Park location.
Or you can meet up with the group at the Silver Lake Fen at 2:00 p.m.
Explore the calcium rich environment of this high quality fen. Next, the
carpooling brigade will head to Freda Hafner Kettlehole. Learn how this
unique glacial feature was formed and hike through the quality prairie
parcel. The carpool group will be back at the Prairie Heritage Center by
around 5:00 p.m.
“Exploring Fens and Kettles” will be a great way to learn more about your
local landscape! A second event “Exploring Kames and Catsteps” will be held
on Sunday, May 22.
For more information about this and other events, contact the O’Brien County
Conservation Board at 712-295-7200. Help the Prairie Heritage Center
celebrate its 10th year!